Training & Development
Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned business owner, seeking professional advice can make the difference between long-term success and short-term failure. Charlotte has a number resources available to help you position your business for long-term success. Many of these resources offer their services at low-or no-cost!
Get connected to local resources
Through education, training, and one-on-one counseling services, the Institute can help you answer your business questions and position you and your business for success.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE provides free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Best for late-stage start-ups (those with an existing business plan and that are ready to “launch” their business) and existing businesses, the SBTDC helps small business owners meet the challenges of today’s business environment and plan for the future of their business. The SBTDC provides management counseling to small and mid-sized businesses with a primary focus on issues such as financing, marketing, human resources, operations, and business planning and feasibility assessment.
The Employers Association provides a full range of human resources training and more than 130 different classes surrounding all topics related to human resources. Learn more about the benefits of membership by visiting their website.
The Charlotte Chamber hosts events and seminars for members and non-members alike. Visit the Chamber’s site to learn more, including their Survive and Thrive site to view webinars and video archives, listen to Podcasts, and much more.
Provides aspiring entrepreneurs with educational workshops on a variety of business topics with an emphasis on green and sustainable businesses and business practices.
Certified Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) and corridor businesses can take advantage of business seminars and workshops, professional organization sponsorships, a mentor-protege program and more.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Charlotte School of Law have partnered to develop a clinic to provide basic legal services to small businesses in the Charlotte area that otherwise have insufficient resources to obtain legal counsel.
Empowering low-wealth business owners to build businesses in North Carolina that create jobs, improve communities, and boost participants our of the poverty cycle, NC LEAP strives to be the premier provider of business-related services to low-wealth entrepreneurs and business owners in North Carolina.
From on-line training resources to the opportunity to discuss, share and get insight from your fellow business owners and industry and government experts, the SBA connects you to the resources to help you start and manage your business.
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